Confusion, Misinformation and Secrecy Surround “Emergency” Meeting Purpose, Discussion

By Larry Bemis

Sentinel Editor

The Rockville Town Council called an “emergency meeting” Sunday, April 19 at 5:30 p.m., via telephone conference call. The Sentinel has been notified of such previous meetings, and reporter Christina Gray has listened into the conference calls, as Indiana’s Open Door Law requires. The law also requires that the Sentinel also be notified of any “emergency meetings” with the same advanced notice given to town council members.

The next day, council member Lee Ann Brubeck contacted Gray and gave her a synopsis of the meeting, which we ran last week. Meanwhile, the Sentinel was told that a town employee had tested positive for the COVID-19 virus and as many as seven workers, nearly half of the town workforce, was now on a 14-day quarantine. The name of the infected employee was reportedly discussed during the open meeting.

The sentinel posed the following questions to Council president Liddy Dowd-Wright, Clerk-Treasurer Brandy Asher and town attorney Nick Sauter:

 

For full article, see this week’s edition of the Parke County Sentinel.

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